Sept. 21, 1997
Usc Women'S Soccer Ties San Jose State, 0-0, at The Coliseum
LOS ANGELES - The USC and San Jose State women's soccer teams battled for 110 minutes on Sunday at the Coliseum, but couldn't come to any resolution and the game ended in a scoreless tie.
USC moves to 6-1-1 on the season, while San Jose State is now 3-4-1. No goals were scored, but it wasn't for a lack of trying. The Women of Troy attempted a season-high 30 shots, while the Spartans took 14. A big reason for the lack of offense was the play of the two goalkeepers: USC senior Laura Badagliacco (10 saves) and San Jose State sophomore Amee Brown (11 saves).
"We have to be mentally stronger," USC Coach Jim Millinder. "Everyone, on both sides, was tired, but we have to make better decisions. It was just one of those days. Their goalkeeper had a career day, but we can't afford to miss from a yard away from the goal. Laura had a great day. She came up big for us."
It was the first non-win ever at the Coliseum for USC, which is now 7-0-1 all-time in its home stadium. It was the second scoreless tie that USC has played in its five years of existence, the last coming in 1994 at UC San Diego.
After 90 minutes of regulation, overtime consisted of two 15-minute periods. Each side had its chances in the extra frames: USC sophomore midfielder Kim Clark had two shots go wide of the post by about a yard, and Spartan senior forward Stacie Savage had two hard shots that Badagliacco was able to knock down.
USC freshman forward Megan Orach was the game's leading shot-taker with nine, while Savage attempted six for the Spartans. USC hosts Loyola Marymount on Friday (Sept. 26) at the Coliseum at 3 p.m.